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HINESBURG, VT (USA) – February 2, 2016 – Senix Corporation, manufacturer of ToughSonic® ultrasonic level and distance sensors, today introduced the ToughSonic REMOTE 14, the first in a series of ultrasonic water level sensors designed for remote monitoring applications.
Global weather conditions require new water management solutions.
As both droughts and floods become more common around the world, sophisticated water level monitoring systems are being deployed to cope. Advanced ultrasonic sensors are critical components of these new systems. The ToughSonic REMOTE 14 and the soon-to-be-released ToughSonic remote 30 and remote 50 are designed specifically for these demanding applications.
Managing Precious Water Resources
Irrigation districts are automating operations to more precisely control precious water allocations to farms and industry. Remote water level sensors transmit real-time level data to centralized computer systems that allow managers to control flood gates remotely.
Flood monitoring systems monitor stream and river levels watching for sudden rises that foretell flooding downstream. Remote water level sensors, powered by solar panels and connected by radio, cellular or even satellite communications, provide the data that drives these systems.
Proven Remote Water Level Technology
The ToughSonic REMOTE 14 is an all-digital, surge-protected, lower energy consumption version of the venerable ToughSonic 14, already one of the most popular remote water level sensors in the world. This stainless steel, IP68-rated sensor stands up to rain, saltwater and even total immersion. And it is fully configurable using SenixVIEW configuration and analysis software.
Tough Against Lightning Strikes
Lightning resistance has also been improved with protection 75% stronger than CE EMC requirements. ToughSonic REMOTE 14 sensors will continue to operate even after absorbing repeated 7 kilovolt transients. “We have customers deploying water level monitoring stations in some of the most lightning-prone areas of the world.” Says Doug Boehm, founder and CTO of Senix. “We engineered our new remote sensors to provide an extra measure of survivability.”
Smart Networking and Power Management
In addition to surge protection, The ToughSonic REMOTE 14 addresses other remote monitoring issues, as well. An all-digital sensor using serial data communications with Modbus or ASCII protocols, the ToughSonic REMOTE 14 offers direct digital communication with data collection and networking devices. It powers up in less than one second and uses up to 21% less energy – important when sensors are operated intermittently and powered by solar panels and batteries. “Water management companies are investing heavily in automation. Irrigation automation has been especially strong.” says Doug Boehm. “Our remote monitoring customers need a rugged, energy efficient, all-digital sensor that they can rely on. We built the ToughSonic REMOTE 14 for them.”
About Senix Corporation
Senix designs and manufactures advanced ultrasonic sensors for liquid level measurement, distance measurement and object detection. Senix ToughSonic® sensors are used in a wide range of automation and research applications worldwide. The company transformed non-contact distance measurement in 1990 with the world’s first computer-configurable ultrasonic sensor, and has been pushing the boundaries of sensor intelligence and ruggedness ever since. Senix Corporation is a privately held company located in Hinesburg, VT, USA.
Advanced remote monitoring systems around the world rely on ToughSonic durability, including: